An unusual method of increase
This is a method I have used on many occasions. Why it isn't popular, I don't know. It is suitable for all beekeepers, but you need to understand what is happening, rather than simply following instructions.
This method works well for me because I use a number of brood boxes full of foundation, that I use as supers for drawing out brood combs.
Ideally you need a number of colonies that can provide brood, one strong colony that has a brood box being used as a super, some drawn comb and a queen or queen cell. You can use this system without all of these, in fact you could do it using just one colony if you wish. If you follow the method you can modify it to suit your situation. If you are planning on doing any queen rearing you can work out the timing to suit.
This is what you do:-
I don't advise using this method early in the season when the colony that is donating the bees may be short of nurse bees.
This method is particularly suited to the beekeeper with a home apiary, as the bees on the combs are quite young, many of them having never flown, so they shouldn't deplete the nuc. The combs of brood that are put above the queen excluder should have advanced enough, so there should be no emergency cells built. There is little brood, so there is less for the young colony to feed and the brood will have emerged by the time the new queen is laying, so she has plenty of space to lay in.